The Herbert Tarr North Shore Institute for Adult Jewish Education

Jewish Studies & Lectures
2018/5779 Fall Program

Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn NY

Course #4 – Thank You Elie Wiesel!” The Impact of Elie Wiesel and His Writings

November 21, 2016 - 7:30 pm
Temple Beth Sholom
401 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Instructor: Rabbi Alan Lucas

The death of Elie Wiesel is an enormous loss for the Jewish people and for all humanity.  As the years went on, Wiesel became larger than life, representing a moral voice in a world where morality has been sadly lacking.  He came to stand for the generation of the Holocaust, those that survived and those that did not.  With his passing, we sense that that generation has almost disappeared and that soon all that will remain will be their testimonies, of which his will always have a unique standing. Wiesel’s blend of belief and doubt, of questioning while clinging to Judaism and to Jewish belief, left a unique heritage and set the tone for Jewish life after the Shoah.

We will read and study selections form Elie Wiesel’s writings and discuss his contributions to Jewish identity and to the world.

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